January 09, 2010 Missouri Conservation Agent David Harms received a call after an individual heard a shot and then observed a deer stumble in a field. Agent Harms went to a nearby home and found a deer hanging under a car port. The resident indicated he had shot this particular deer with a bow, additionally he stated the shot heard by the witness was likely him target practicing. Agent Harms seized the deer and sought assistance from local veterinarian. The vet X-rayed the deer and found lead fragments in and around the alleged archery wound channel.
Agent Harms returned to the hunter's residence armed with the new found evidence and shortly thereafter the subject confessed to shooting the deer with a firearm and sticking an arrow in the bullet wound channel to make it look like an archery harvest.
Conservation Agents hear about a few of cases like this one every year, which is quite surprising since there are several methods of disproving the ole "shoot it with a gun and stick and arrow in it routine." Thanks to the quick attention of a conservation minded citizen Agent Harms was able to take a look at this deer while it was still hanging.
If a man cant hunt when he's living how the hell will he hunt when he's dead